Rental property

NZ Herald 12 November 2022

Q&As:
– Does couple need to “use the equity” in their home?
– Subdivide and then sell, or rent out the old home?
– Buying and selling in the same market not so simple
– How to sell a property without an agent

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NZ Herald 22 October 2022

Q&As:
– When it can be good to be in debt — how rental property works
– Adviser didn’t listen
– Are term deposit investors being treated unfairly?
– How best to turn shares into deposit for child’s home
– Using KiwiSaver for its lower fees

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NZ Herald 4 June 2022

Q&As:
– Bitcoin a worrying investment — even if bought through a local platform
– When is a cash fund not a cash fund?
– Why funds with lots of bonds are doing badly
– Get your money in the right risk levels for you
– Reader says tax system favours landlords…
– … While another says the opposite

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NZ Herald 28 May 2022

Q&As:
– A mortgage interest rate rise from 11 to 18 per cent. Yikes!
– Should reader keep contributing to KiwiSaver as her balance falls?…
– … And should another move to a KiwiSaver cash fund?
– Rentals have more people living in them, says landlord advocate
– One landlord tries to shoot the messenger…
– … While another speaks plainly to other landlords
– How one share club is run — and you can join it

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NZ Herald 21 May 2022

Q&As:
– Financial adviser’s suggested plan is diversificraziness!
– Reader is wise to be cynical about two advisers
– Reasons not to invest in DGL after CEO’s sexist and racist comments
– 2 readers question role of auctions in house price rises
– Tale of a 1980s share club
Plus:
– Talk on Great Barrier Island

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RNZ Radio 19 May 2022

Is rental property a good investment?

Listeners’ questions covering:
– Tax changes
– Politics
– Tenant issues
– Incentive to save by paying down debt
– Property managers
– The pluses and minuses of gearing — borrowing to invest

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NZ Herald 14 May 2022

Q&As:
– Landlords are not villains
– Rental property tax rule unfair
– His head said rent, but his heart said buy
– How to tell if your KiwiSaver fund holds DGL, or any other investment
– Student share clubs could teach about index funds
– Sexy student investing, and drunken share trading
– FMA relaxed about share clubs
– Bonus Bond story with happy ending

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NZ Herald 7 May 2022

Q&As:
– It’s not easy for renter landlords
– Plenty of unknowns for homeowners as well as renters
– Financial education happening in schools
– Share investing not a game
– Long long waits on Bonus Bond phone line

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RNZ Radio 10 March 2022

Why comparing returns on rental property and shares is tricky
– A recent example…
– … But borrowing (aka gearing or leveraging) changes comparisons
– The worst that can happen with an investment
– How geared rental property can go wrong
– What about your own home?
– Update from last time on my single shareholding

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NZ Herald 12 February 2022

Q&As:
– Million-dollar mortgage is quite enough
– Weighing up investing versus extra mortgage payments
– Mortgage adviser can tell reader if she can make home ownership work
– KiwiSaver performance fees come with worries
– Experienced landlord gives us the numbers

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